Romans chapter 5

We can have peace with God through faith in Jesus Christ, even though the sin of Adam infected us all. Jesus Christ offers us grace and life.





VERSE 1. Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;

peace with God. When Jesus Christ has justified us, we are no longer trapped in the servile fear of God. God is no longer our enemy. We no longer consider God a threat.

Rather, we are in love with God. Are you in love with God?

Acts 13:39. and by him everyone who believes is justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.


VERSE 2. through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God.


VERSE 3. Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces perseverance;

we … rejoice in our sufferings. This seems impossible. Why would we rejoice in suffering? Are Christians masochistic?

No. Christians are not masochistic. Rather, we can experience blessings even if we suffer.

We are to consider it pure joy when we face any kind of suffering or temptation, difficulty or trial. This is not natural for most of us. Read more »


VERSE 4. and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope:

Paul sees it like this: suffering -» perseverance -» proven character -» hope.

We are to consider it pure joy when we face any kind of suffering or temptation, difficulty or trial. This is not natural for most of us. Read more »


VERSE 5. and hope doesn’t disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.


VERSE 6. For while we were yet weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.


VERSE 7. For one will hardly die for a righteous man. Yet perhaps for a righteous person someone would even dare to die.


VERSE 8. But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

This verse is fantastic! Would you consider memorizing it? More great verses to memorize from the Letter to the Romans and from the entire Bible.

commends. That is, “demonstrates.” God’s love isn’t just a sentiment. It isn’t an emotion or a wish. No, God did something. He demonstrates his own love for us.

And so should we. We are called to express our love for other people by our actions:

1 John 3:18. My little children, let’s not love in word only, or with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.

Christ died for us. While we were still unlovable, while we were still disobedient sinners, Christ died for our sins.


VERSE 9. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we will be saved from God’s wrath through him.


VERSE 10. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we will be saved by his life.


VERSE 11. Not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.




VERSE 12. Therefore as sin entered into the world through one man, and death through sin; so death passed to all men, because all sinned.

all sinned. In the Garden of Eden, Adam sinned. That was our spiritual death. It rippled out from Adam to all people. We are all infected with sin.

1 Corinthians 15:21. For since death came by man, the resurrection of the dead also came by man.


VERSE 13. For until the law, sin was in the world; but sin is not charged when there is no law.


VERSE 14. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those whose sins weren’t like Adam’s disobedience, who is a foreshadowing of him who was to come.

death reigned from Adam until Moses. All people were subject to death.

those whose sins weren’t like Adam’s. Adam had disobeyed a specific command of the LORD God.

But many of Adam’s descendants did not disobey any commandments. That is because there were almost no commandments until Moses.




VERSE 15. But the free gift isn’t like the trespass. For if by the trespass of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God, and the gift by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.


VERSE 16. The gift is not as through one who sinned; for the judgment came by one to condemnation, but the free gift came of many trespasses to justification.


VERSE 17. For if by the trespass of the one, death reigned through the one; so much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ.


VERSE 18. So then as through one trespass, all men were condemned; even so through one act of righteousness, all men were justified to life.


VERSE 19. For as through the one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one, many will be made righteous.


VERSE 20. The law came in that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace abounded more exceedingly;


VERSE 21. that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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